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Guest host Hope Davis presents three works by the Southern master Carson McCullers.  In “Correspondence” a self-important young woman is disappointed in her choice of pen-pal.  Emily Skeggs is the reader.  McCullers draws on her own childhood in “The Discovery of Christmas,” ...
Guest host Josh Radnor presents three stories drawn from the world of fables and fairytales, but with a modern twist. Maulik Pancholy reads Somerset Maugham’s “Appointment in Samarra”; when your time is up, it’s up.  Ben Loory gives us a kinder, gentler take on the old “monster in the closet”...
Death, Sex, and Money" host Anna Sale joins us for stories about all these subjects.  Lydia Davis contemplates the right words for death in "Grammar Questions," read by David Costabile.  An unfaithful husband is in crisis in Anne Enright's "Until the Girl Died," read by Kathleen Chalfant...